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James Thacker and Laura Hibberd successfully prosecute OCG that flooded London market with substantial quantities of drugs and used EncroChat

An Organised Crime Group (OCG) operated across London to deliver over 90 different types of drugs during 2020 until their arrest on 22nd February 2021. Upon warrants being executed at various premises in London and a storage unit, almost £2 million of drug…

Eleanor Mawrey and William Dean speak at DEFRA Investigators’ Annual Conference

On 13th October 2021, Eleanor Mawrey and William Dean spoke on prosecutions for fraud and associated matters at a conference attended by investigators from DEFRA Investigation Services (DIS), who investigate suspected criminal offences on behalf of DEFRA’s executive agencies.

Eleanor spoke about…

William Dean speaks at Community Care Live 2021

On 12th October 2021, William Dean delivered a legal update lecture at Community Care Live, an annual conference event for social work professionals.

William’s lecture addressed the provision of accommodation by local authorities for vulnerable children under section 20 of the Children…

John Foy QC, Edwin Buckett and Max Melsa featured in this month’s edition of PI Focus

John Foy QC, Edwin Buckett and Max Melsa have been published in this month’s edition of PI Focus, APIL’s monthly newsletter, regarding amputation claims and claims under the Montreal Convention respectively.

Members of APIL are able to access the articles here:

Tom Little QC, who prosecuted Wayne Couzens for the murder of Sarah Everard is Lawyer of the Week in The Times

Tom Little QC, who prosecuted Wayne Couzens for the murder of Sarah Everard is Lawyer of the Week in the Times. The case attracted almost unprecedented publicity. To see the interview with Tom click here.

Stuart McKechnie QC achieves multi-million settlement on behalf of amputee previously offered £150,000

At a JSM in July 2021 Stuart McKechnie QC negotiated a substantial 7 figure settlement on behalf of a 55-year-old man who underwent an elective through-knee amputation 3 years post-accident.

In the early stages of his case, well before the decision to…

Grahame Aldous QC to join in with Stewarts Law

Grahame Aldous QC will be joining in with Stewarts Law on 6th October 2021 for a training session for medico-legal rehabilitation experts, training the next generation of rehabilitation experts in the fields of neurology and spinal cord injury.

Wayne Couzens receives whole life sentence

Wayne Couzens receives a whole life sentence for the murder, rape and kidnap of Sarah Everard. Tom Little QC appeared for the Prosecution. To view the sentencing remarks, please click here.

Croydon Tram Crash

Following the inquest in the Croydon Tram crash where Andrew Ritchie QC, Giles Mooney QC and James Byrne acted for the 7 families of the deceased, the Coroner has made important Prevention of Future Death findings based on their submissions:

– Automatic…

Criminal Injuries Compensation in Excess of £170,000 Secured on Appeal

On 15th September 2021, William Dean represented an injured person before the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) on his appeal against a decision of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

The appellant had been injured in a serious unprovoked attack with a weapon….

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